Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Let us take some time today to be reverent as we remember the events of September 11, 2001.

In NYC, the memorial service begins at 8:40 AM and includes the reading of the names of those who died. I take time to remember Jack Charles Aron, Luigi Calvi, John Griffin, Fr. Mychal Judge and Simon Weiser.

In West Essex, all communities are invited to gather at the 9/11 Memorial Monument at Verona Town Square on Bloomfield Avenue at 7PM for a period of silent remembrance and tribute. Everyone will then walk together for an Interfaith Taize Prayer Service at Our Lady of the Lake Church.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum site has information on how you can add your name and message to the structural beams as well as an ongoing compendium of 9/11 stories and tributes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last Homily of Father Mychal Judge
FDNY Chaplain,
at Mass for Firefighters: Sept. 10, 2001

"You do what God has called you to do.
You go out and do the job.
No matter how big the call,
no matter how small,
you have no idea of what
God is calling you to, but
God needs you. He needs me.
He needs all of us.

God needs us
to keep supporting each other,
to be kind to each other,
to love each other….

We love this job, we all do.
What a blessing it is!
It’s a difficult, difficult job, but
God calls you to do it
and indeed, He gives you a love for it
so that a difficult job will be well done.

Isn’t God wonderful ?!
Isn’t He good to you,
to each one of you, and to me?
Turn to God each day--
put your faith, your trust, your hope
and your life in His hands.
He’ll take care of you
and you’ll have a good life.
And this firehouse
will be a great blessing
to this neighborhood and to this city.